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from those of the past, the administration has gone way too far. the reaction to the attempted christmas day bombing offered conclusive proof hoping that terrorists are incompetent is not enough to defeat them. and showing more concern about their miranda rights than the right of americans to be safe suggests a fundamental and dangerous shift in the priorities since 9/11. the good news is this: the administration is doing the right thing in afghanistan. and if it recognizes some of its errors in the broader fight, there is good reason to hope historians will look back on 2010 as the turning point not only in our fight with the taliban but also as the year in which america achieved a balance in the war against al qaeda. soon we will have an opportunity to make a good first step in the
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direction of bipartisan balance. once the congress receives the war funding request from the defense department and the administration, the senate can demonstrate a new unity of purpose by quickly considering this legislation. this would signal our resolve not only to americans but to our allies and to our forces in the field. this is not too much to hope for and it's not too much to expect. bipartisanship is not always easy to come by in washington, but in the war on terror, it is necessary and, in my view, it is achievable. mr. president, i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call:
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CSPAN January 21, 2010 6:15pm-6:30pm EST

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program was likely cut short due to a recording issue

TOPIC FREQUENCY Afghanistan 1, America 1, Washington 1
Network CSPAN
Duration 00:14:18
Video Codec mpeg2video
Audio Cocec ac3
Pixel width 704
Pixel height 480
Sponsor Internet Archive
Audio/Visual sound, color

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